Saturday, 26 December 2020

Jandek ‎– "Fort Worth Saturday" (Corwood Industries ‎– CORWOOD 0838) 2020


Everytime I play A new Jandek record these days I tend to think this is one of the best things I've never heard before. This one returns to his Texas roots,like some horrific country and western album with the spindle hole cut off centre playing at 27-29 revs per minute. It's instantly the best cowboy record ever made.
That Steel Guitar player must either be drunk or an imbecile? Both conditions are essential to be a Cowboy,so the fact that she's a woman saves her from a fate worse than death.
To say that Playing music like this to a bunch of Good Ol' Boys at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth is dangerous, is somewhat of an understatement;but Jandek and crew get off because the rednecks obviously think they are Mental;and they don't wanna be seen shooting up a mental case,not even in Texas....unless you're a policeman. The silence after the end of each tune before the sparse applause hasn't been heard there since The Sex Pistols toured in jan '78,when Jandek was 'The Units'....and they had to defend themselves.
Jandek IS one of THEM (a texan) after all I guess?


Tracklist:

1-1 Baroness Of Lynchburg 9:28
1-2 Southern Blues 10:45
1-3 This Day 9:55
1-4 On And On 7:40
1-5 Standard Room 9:43
1-6 Today Day 9:07
1-7 Trouble 8:13
2-1 No Dirt 8:29
2-2 Another Fine Day 11:14
2-3 One Hundred Pills 8:34
2-4 Someplace 8:15
2-5 The Close 10:39
2-6 Time Traveler 8:48
2-7 Your Mysteries 12:13


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! I know who the steel guitar player is so I'm looking forward to this one... (yeah, I know...) Thanks!

Mark Pino On Drums said...

Who is that playing steel? How about listing all of the players? So great!
Thanks!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Credits
Bass [uncredited] – Ryan Williams
Drums [uncredited] – Will Johnson
Fiddle [uncredited], Banjo [uncredited] – Ralph E. White
Harmonica [uncredited], Vocals [uncredited] – Sterling Richard Smith
Pedal Steel Guitar [uncredited] – Susan Alcorn